This morning, I saw one reason why the Presidential campaign of Republican nominee John McCain may be headed for a spectacular defeat.
I was getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) at Exit 7 in Ludlow. For those of you not intimately familiar with Massachusetts geography, Ludlow is in western Massachusetts next to Springfield - about 50 miles east of the New York state line and 80 miles west of Boston.
At Exit 7, on the four corners surrounding the interchange, I saw perhaps a dozen McCain-Palin volunteers holding signs. Now, the next battleground state going west on I-90 from Ludlow is Ohio - some 500 miles to the west. Going east, there is the battleground state of New Hampshire, but I'm not sure how many Granite Staters we would find in Ludlow on a Saturday morning. Apart from New Hampshire, all there is going east from Ludlow is pure blue - up to and including the sea.
This seemed to me to be a pretty blatant misapplication of campaign resources ten days before the election. (They couldn't have gotten into a minivan and gone to New Hampshire?)
If we see a substantial Obama victory - or even a landslide - on November 4, this kind of mistake may be one of the reasons.